Owner Building in South Africa

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If you are planning to build or renovate your own home, Owner Building in South Africa is an indispensable guide. Whether you are a hands-on builder or simply want to monitor the subcontractors, this practical reference book will enable you to tackle the project with confidence. Written for the 21st century owner builder whose idea of a ‘notebook’ does not mean a pencil and paper!, it provides all the information you need for every aspect of the project, including:
• purchasing the land
• costing and financing
• planning and scheduling
• selecting and purchasing building materials
• working with subcontractors
• site preparation
• construction, from the foundations to the roof
• adding the basic and decorative finishes
• landscaping
• securing the property against intrusion

Authors note: This is one our most comprehensive and successful titles to date. This is currently not available on our site but you can order a printed copy or an e-Book via RandomHouseStruik just click the link below. Thank you.



5 reviews for Owner Building in South Africa

  1. Siboniso

    How much is the building book

    • Janek

      Hi Siboniso, The “Owner Building in South Africa” is published for us by Random House Struik and can be purchased from their outlets. If you go to this link: http://randomstruik.co.za/books/owner-building-in-south-africa/4621 There are links to get a printed copy or an e-Book. The prices are on their site.

  2. Janek

    Hi Johann, I have replied to your email. Thanks for alerting us to this broken link. The publishers Penguin Random House changed their website and did not inform us. The link is now working fine, thanks again.

  3. jacques

    Link is down again

    • Janek

      Hi Jacques, I have emailed you a reply with a couple of questions.

  4. Ryan vd Merwe

    Hi, just checking if book covers nutec structures etc

    • Janek

      Hi Ryan, Owner Building covers all the aspects of building including timber frame but not in fine detail. Nutec has an Agrement certificate from the SABS and so is quite legal to use. Regards, Janek

  5. Sean

    Hi is this book a comprehensive book on the methods used to build a home

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